[Snort-users] alerts with date of 1969

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...4108...
Tue Oct 19 12:54:11 EDT 2004

At 01:19 PM 10/19/2004, Nick White wrote:
>I'm running snort 2.2.0 on FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE on sparc64 hardware.
>Every time an alert gets logged, the date is from 1969. I've checked
>the date from the server, and everything seems ok: # date
>Tue Oct 19 10:16:09 PDT 2004

What kind of alert logging are you using? sql? syslog? fast? full? unified? 
unix socket?

The time output for each of these is implemented a bit differently.

fast and full both seem to use ts_print() from util.c.

Database outputs seem to use GetTimestamp() from plugbase.c

Unified seems to dump it in raw binary.

Syslog seems to not bother, relying on syslogd to add it.

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